Certificates & Compliances

Certificates

SQF Announcement

Since 2010 H.S. Crocker Co., Inc. has been SQF 2000 Level 2 certified . SQF means Safe Quality Foods and is a fully integrated food safety and quality management protocol for the food and for suppliers to the food processing industry.

H.S. Crocker SQF 2000 L2 Certificate

View our Safe Quality Food 2000 L2 Certificate.

Pallets

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H.S. Crocker FSMA letter

View our H.S. Crocker FSMA letter

Compliances

H.S. Crocker Quality Policy

We shall … Commit ourselves to excellence in all endeavors.
We shall … Set our goals to achieve total customer satisfaction by delivering error-free, competitive products, on time, with service superior to all.

H.S. Crocker HACCP Program

H.S. Crocker Co., Inc. has determined that the concept of SQF (Safe Quality Foods – a H.A.C.C.P. based program)  we have been SQF 2000 Level 2 certified since 2010. This program, in conjunction with our existing TQM system enables us to provide our customers with a safe, quality product produced within a “Food Safety” environment.

  1. Policy: To ensure that all products produced at H.S. Crocker Co., Inc. are produced  to meet  SQF 2000/H.A.C.C.P. standards as much as possible.
  2. Responsibility: It shall be the responsibility of the SQF Practitioners – Ron Giordano – President and CEO, and Terry Smiley – Quality Assurance Administrator to enforce the implementation and compliance of all SQF elements.
  3. Procedure:
    • The SQF program has been implemented and is based on the 7 principles of H.A.C.C.P.
    • A GAP Analysis has been completed each year.
    • All H.S.Crocker Co., Inc. personnel are trained in SQF/H.A.C.C.P. program annually with refresher training conducted every 6 months.
    • The SQF/H.A.C.C.P. program is reviewed annually and modified as needed.

H.S. Crocker Environmental Statement

H.S. Crocker Co. Inc. and its employees have committed that all  products used in our plants be environmentally safe, and meet current environmental standards.

H.S. Crocker Security Information

H.S. Crocker maintains secure facilities with controlled access. All external doors are equipped with key card access . All personnel are trained per SOP 2.1 in controlling and limiting access to our facility. Personnel are not allowed at any time to have unauthorized visitors in the facility. The entire facility is under constant video surveillance. Our hiring policy follows all federal guidelines for background screening and verification. Vendors and contractors are screened to insure integrity and safety.

H.S. Crocker Bioterrorism Compliance

From the Compliance Policy Guide FDA publication- Registration of Food Facilities Under the Public Health and Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002.
Section 110.300: Registration of Food Facilities Under the Public Health and Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002. (Codified at 21 CFR 1.225- 1.243).
The Bioterrorism Act, as implemented by the interim final rule for registration of facilities (68 Fed. Reg. 58894; October 10,2003; codified at 21 CFR Part 1, Subpart H), exempts the following from registration:

Certain other establishments are not required to be registered because they do not manufacture/process, pack, or hold food as defined in the registration regulation ( 21 CFR 1.227(b)(4). This definition excludes food contact substances (including packaging materials) as defined in § 409(h)(6) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the FD&C Act) (21 U.S.C. 348 (h) (6), and pesticides as defined in 7 U.S. C. 136(u). Thus the facilities that manufacture/process, pack, or hold only food contact substances or only pesticides are not required to be registered.

The above information from:

http://www.fda.gov/ora/compliance

H.S. Crocker Bacterial Testing

Samples of our lids and components are sent out monthly to an ILEPA certified laboratory for testing and approval. This includes testing for:

  1. Residual bacteria
  2. Residual coliform
  3. Yeast
  4. Mold

Letters of approval are kept on file for review.

H.S. Crocker 1990 Clean Air Act

H.S. Crocker and suppliers are in compliance with the U.S. Clean Air Act of 1990 which states:

A company manufacturing a product must not contain or be manufactured with an ozone depleting chemical (O.D.C.) or Class 1 substance by the year 2002. These include:

  • 15 kinds of chlorofluorocarbons
  • Halons
  • Carbon tetrachloride
  • Methyl chloroform

Written acknowledgement is kept on file verifying this certification

H.S. Crocker Proposition 65

H.S. Crocker Co., Inc. is in compliance with the Proposition 65.

25249.5. Prohibition on contaminating drinking water with chemicals known to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity. No person in the course of doing business shall knowingly discharge or release a chemical know to the state to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity into water or onto or into land where such chemical passes or probably will pass into any source of drinking water. Notwithstanding any other provision or authorization of law except as provided in section 25249.9.

25249.6. required warning before exposure to chemicals known to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity. No person in the course of doing business shall knowingly and intentionally expose any individual to a chemical known to the state to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity without first giving clear and reasonable warning to such individual, except as provided in section 25249.10.

H.S. Crocker Bisphenol A

The H.S. Crocker Company does not produce or purchase any products containing Bisphenol A(BPA) or Epichlorohydrin(ECH). Our suppliers have guaranteed that this component is not part of any structure we currently purchase or any product in R&D testing stages.

If you should need any further information please contact an H.S. Crocker sales representative who will be happy to assist you.

H.S. Crocker TiO2 Safety Statement

Recently there has been some concern over Titanium Dioxide in various materials.

After researching the matter it has become clear that the World Health Organizations stand on this substance is based on processing of TiO2 in the powder form. The study was conducted with TiO2 in the powder form on lab rats, and was not intended to represent processed TiO2 in products.

TiO2 currently is used in make up, toothpaste, and most sunblocks.

Any TiO2 used in any of the products provided by H.S. Crocker Co. Inc. has been processed and does not represent any powder or dust problems. The water based inks that are used in our printing process use a Rutile type of TiO2 which is non-chalking and presents no hazard to health.

H.S. Crocker Recall Program – contact HSC Representative for details

H.S. Crocker Recall Program
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Business Continuity Plan Overview

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H.S. Crocker Co. Inc. Compliance Statement Regarding the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010

H.S.Crocker Co. Inc. has never nor will we ever endorse or do business with any company or supplier that does not support the goals of the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010.

H.S. Crocker Co. Inc. Commitment to Sustainability Concerning Our Products and Processes

H.S.Crocker Co. Inc. has committed to practicing good sustainability practices wherever possible in producing any of our products.

New Letter of Guarantee Issued

We have received your request for information regarding certain quality issues and will address them in this letter. MSDS: Material Safety Data Sheets may not be available for all lidding raw materials, but whenever possible, if asked for, H.S. Crocker will supply them if requested.

H.S Crocker Co. Inc. Pandemic Preparedness Policy

H.S.Crocker Co. Inc. Pandemic Preparedness Policy

H.S Crocker Co. Inc. Diversification Statement

H.S Crocker Co. Inc. Diversification Statement